According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), raising a child to the age of 18 sets families back an average of $233,610, and thatâs for each child. This figure doesnât even include the cost of college, which is growing faster than inflation. CollegeBoard data found that for the 2019-2020 school year, the average in-state, […]
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Your guide to understanding how a Fed rate cut could impact your mortgage as a homeowner or prospective buyer.*
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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has forecast an 11% gain in commercial and multifamily loan originations this year. Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers are expected to close $286 billion of loans backed by income-producing properties in 2021, up from the estimated $440 billion volume in 2020. MBA forecasted that total multifamily lending alone – which […]
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A wholly-owned subsidiary of PulteGroup since 1972, the third-largest homebuilder in America, Pulte Mortgage gives customers a financing option that differs from those of banks and online lenders. As an imprint of the larger conglomerate, Pulte Mortgage leverages construction experience and a personal touch to take borrowers through the home purchase process, helping them understand […]
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Change has to start somewhere, and for many people that change is easier to make if the starting point has some meaning. It can be a birthday, an anniversary, or any other date with some symbolic weight. Most commonly, people…
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Itâs been a while since I last posted a mortgage match-up, so without further ado, hereâs the latest installment: “Prepay the mortgage or invest instead?” There are likely thousands of articles that deal with this very subject, all with plenty of differing opinions, but we are in unprecedented times. Mortgage rates have never been lower [&hellip
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Mortgage Q&A: âDoes a refinance require an appraisal?â A reader recently asked if they needed an appraisal to refinance their existing mortgage, knowing they can often add weeks to the loan process. As with anything in the mortgage realm, the answer is it depends. Mainly, it depends on the type of loan you plan to [&hellip
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Similar to the increased waiting times to get a COVID-19 test these days, itâs taking an extended amount of time to get a mortgage to the finish line. The reason is simply unprecedented demand, just like those COVID-19 tests. The more people that need one, the longer the wait, period. This is the downside to [&hellip
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Before you make any big financial decision, it’s crucial to learn how it may affect your credit score. If youâre looking to refinance, itâs natural to wonder if it might hurt your credit. Typically, your credit health will not be…
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